The 10 Best-Smelling Summer Candle Scents

Here's a list of our 10 favorite candles to help keep those sweet smells of summer going all year long.

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July 01, 2019

Mint Brass Candle

This gorgeous candle comes in a handsome brass tin that you can use as a vase or a catchall on your desk after the candle is gone. There are a variety of scents available, but our favorites for summer are freshly torn mint, sweet orange and lemongrass. The candle is made from soy wax, essential oils and a lead-free cotton wick.

Buy It: Food52, $86.00

Grapefruit + Basil Candle

This is a hand-poured soy blend candle that screams zesty summer freshness. Grapefruit, basil, lemon, mint, garden herbs and blond wood all work together to create the perfect summer scent. It has a burn time of 30 hours and comes in a sleek, white glass container.

Buy It: Crate and Barrel, $19.95

Summer Camp Candle

Pack your bags and check into your bunk because it's time for summer camp. Vanilla, clove and amber scents are reminiscent of summer nights around the campfire. A hint of marshmallow will bring back fond memories of s'mores making with all your camp besties.

Buy It: Amazon, $19.95

Tropical Sunset Candle

Hammocks on the beach with a pina colada in hand -- those are the dreamy visions that will dance through your head when you light up this tropical candle. Citrusy orange pairs with pineapple and rum scents to create the perfect summer smell in your home. This soy candle is also hand-poured and has a burn time of more than 50 hours.

Buy It: Amazon, $17.99

Summer Spirit Candle

Here's a budget-friendly summer candle that comes in a pretty tin. This one would look beautiful on a coffee table or kitchen counter. Green grass and sunny skies are top of mind with this paraffin wax candle that you might have burning in your home on the daily.

Buy It: Target, $6.99

Pink Citrus + Mimosa Candle

Who needs a summer cocktail when you can have a delicious candle burning instead? This warm candle combines energizing citrus with floral scents like mimosa, cassis, rose, heliotrope and musk. The soy-based candle has a burn time of more than 30 hours.

Buy It: Crate and Barrel, $19.95

Summer Bloom Flower Candle

This summer candle is just as pretty to look at as it is to smell. Real flowers like yellow cosmos, coral-red hydrangea, baby's breath and faux wood blooms are preserved in the candle's white wax, creating a gorgeous summery scent.

Buy It: Crate and Barrel, $9.97

Los Angeles Soy Candle

This candle smells amazing and does good. With scents of blooming jasmine, sea salt and coastal sage, you'll immediately think of warm summer nights on the porch. This candle was created in collaboration with the Mayor's Fund of Los Angeles, so 20 percent of proceeds benefit the Downtown Women's Center, dedicated to helping women transition out of homelessness.

Buy It: CB2, $17.95

Pineapple Cilantro Candle

Scented with cilantro, sweet pineapple, rose petals, tonka, vanilla bean and musk, this candle has a burn time of more than 50 hours. It comes in a pretty glass jar and would make a fantastic hostess gift or thank you for a friend who went the extra mile. We get a distinct tropical paradise vibe every time we burn this one.

Buy It: Crate and Barrel, $20.00

Beach Cottage Candle

Who needs a cottage in the Hamptons or on Nantucket when you have one of these candles burning this summer? With a 60- to 80-hour burn time, this simple candle has more of a fresh, summery vibe with bergamot, plumeria, sandalwood, cedarwood and musk.

Buy It: Bloomingdales, $30.00